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25.01.2011 |

Pupils in Barnet ‘Move it’ in World record attempt to support School Sport

Pupils from Queen Elizabeth’s Girls School took part in a nation wide record breaking attempt on Wednesday 19th January 2011 in a dance initiative designed to raise awareness about School Sport Partnerships (SSPs).

SSPs are groups of primary and secondary schools that work together to increase sports opportunities for young people through co-ordinated activities.

The National School Sports Dance was held on 19/1/11 because it was 555 days until the start of the London 2012 Olympics - with 555 representing SSS (Support School Sport).

More than 150 Queen Elizabeth Girl’s got their dancing shoes on and performed the lively piece at 11.40am or 20 to 12, to represent 2012.The event, which involved hundreds of schools across the country taking part at the same time, saw 100,000 students moving their feet to show the importance of physical activity and sport in schools, in the run-up to the Olympics.

Queen Elizabeth’s Girls School Sports co-ordinator Binde Dodhia said: “We wanted to participate to show the strength of the Barnet Central School Sport Partnership network and all the work SSPs do to provide sporting opportunities for young people. The children loved it and came away from the event buzzing.”

A national website www.saveschoolsport.com has recently been set up to try and save the partnership from government cutbacks. Log on and you can see how the world record dance attempt came into fruition.

Barnet School Dance 2011